Cinnamon Twists
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Cinnamon Twists | Dawn's Recipes

Growing up, there were many occasions where my dad would surprise me by bringing a cinnamon twist or two home from the bakery. Maybe it’s a nostalgia thing, but they’re still one of my first choices when looking in the bakery case.¬†They’re a simple little pastry that is easy to make and goes together very quickly. They’re great as a light dessert or snack with coffee or tea or as that little something extra served at breakfast or brunch. … Continue Reading →

A Simple Coffee Cake
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A Simple Coffee Cake

This is a recipe my mom made frequently when I was growing up. It’s from 1949 edition of Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book. Since my mom wasn’t yet born in 1949, I’d guess that my grandmother made it for her growing up too. At least, that’s how I like to imagine it. What I love about this recipe is that I can make it at a moments notice. None of the ingredients are fancy. I almost always have everything I need on hand. It also comes together very quickly. You can throw it together in the morning, and … Continue Reading →

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake
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Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

I adapted this recipe from¬†Penzeys. I’ve recently updated it, as of July 2012, to add a couple of small changes I’ve made since I first started baking it years ago. I also wanted to replace the photo I’d originally posted with this recipe. It was horrible! Let’s just say I’ve learned a lot about photography in the 8 years since I took the last one. This recipe makes a very tender, moist cake. It’s very easy to make, as long as you are very careful when you flip it onto its serving plate. The layers of blueberry streusel make it … Continue Reading →